Remove comment and edit history in Word 2016 document?

How do I remove the comment and edit history in a word document.

I have tried going to

File> Check for issues > Inspect Document

But this seems to be the nuclear approach and it nukes all actual edits to the document when "comments, revisions and versions" is ticked.

I want to keep actual edits but how do I remove editing history.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I want to keep actual edits but how do I remove editing history.

Meanwhile you could try accepting the changes before trying the 'Inspect document' options.
Review tab ―> Changes options ―> click on Accept option ―> select Accept All Changes In Document
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
I can't reproduce what I think you are seeing.

I am supposing  that the edits are done with track changes enabled and that, without accepting the changes, removing the edit history causes the document to revert back to the original, or to some intermediate version.

When I do it, it works as if the changes have been accepted, so becoming the 'final' version.

I am only on 2007,  so there is a slight possibility that 2016 acts differently  by design. It is hard to see why that would be, so it sounds like a bug. It might be that there is a problem with your installation, so it might be worth doing an Office repair.

Meanwhile you could try accepting the changes before trying the 'Inspect document' options.
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furunoAuthor Commented:
>> Review tab ―> Changes options ―> click on Accept option ―> select Accept All Changes In Document

This solved it. Changes have to be accepted first before editing marks and comments are wiped before "inspecting the document".

Thanks Paul and Graham. Really appreciate your input.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
good stuff - glad everything is cleared up

& thanks for the points
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